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Tomic dropped from Australian team for Davis Cup tie

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Tomic dropped from Australian team for Davis Cup tie
Australia's Bernard Tomic has been dropped from his team for the upcoming Davis cup tie against Taiwan over concerns related with his commitments.

Tennis Australia has decided to drop troubled Bernard Tomic for the country’s Davis Cup tie against Taiwan in February amid concerns over his commitments.

Tomic witnessed a slump in form and had a frustrated season in 2012. The questionable attitude the player had with the authorities forms a large factor in the fateful decision.

Craig Tiley, Director of tennis, Tennis Australia said- “As a team, we just felt that part of the commitment that we make to athletes and athletes make to the sport is they always put 100 percent commitment and effort in competing for their country.”

Tiley added, “"We just felt that this decision should provide additional motivation every time he walks on the court to be a total professional in his approach to not only his preparation but competing in the match and post-match.”

Samantha Stosur who recently won the outstanding player of the year at the prestigious Newcombe medal also bluntly stated (addressed to Tomic), “What are you doing? Do you want to play tennis? If you are, then give it 100 percent because you only get one crack at it.”

Currently ranked 52, Tomic also received scathing from Captain Pat Rafter who described Tomic’s loosing performance to Andy Roddick in the second round of this year’s US Open as “disgraceful.”

Tomic who has achieved career best ranking of 27 in ATP standings also had troubles off-court. The 20-year-old was placed on a 12-month good behaviour bond after being found guilty of failing to stop for police on the Gold Coast last month.

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